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Holiday Inn Port Washington
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Port Washington
Birmingham, Alabama
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62 reviews
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“Excellent Hotel - Excellent Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

While my wife and I have travelled to Port Washington in the past, this was the first time we stayed at this hotel and it certainly will not be the last! We were there for a family reunion and reserved three rooms. My wife and I had an adjoining room with our son and his family while our oldest son had a room below us on the second floor. The hotel is very conveniently located in downtown Port Washington right on Lake Michigan next the marina and harbor.

While it's an older property, we found it be be very well maintained. The rooms were very comfortable and clean. There is an indoor heated pool with a hot tub, and there is also a small restaurant and lounge. While we did not eat there we did enjoy the lounge. We overhead a couple of guests complaining about the hotel not having a "free" continental breakfast but there are numerous restaurants and shops within walking distance.

While this hotel may not be the fanciest we've ever stayed out, they certainly earned our business and we will definitely stay there again the next time we visit Port Washington.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

This hotel satisfied our needs for a place to stay but wasn't anything fancy. It didn't offer a continental breakfast but I can deal with that as there are plenty of restaurants nearby. The boat marina is only a 5 minute walk away which was convenient. We chartered a fishing boat in which we had to be on the boat at 5:30AM. I would stay again in the future due to its location. It is an old hotel/building that needs some updating but can't say enough about the quaint little town where everything is handy and has plenty of history!

I do recommend staying at the Holiday Inn but wherever you stay in Port Washington, you won't be disappointed. It is a great little town!

Room Tip: Only a short walk to the marina and many restaurants.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

Tried for 3 weeks to get a hold of manager to reserve a room. 3 "messages" with desk attendant/s and 4 calls later I got a hold of him and no rooms left. He was extremely rude. Wouldn't stay any time soon.

  • Stayed September 2013
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Port Washington, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Dear t1234f,

Thank you for your feedback. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We’re sorry you received poor customer service from our staff which was unacceptable. We will address this point. I assure you the feedback of our hotel will be reviewed and most certainly forwarded to the appropriate departments. We take the confidence our guests place in us very seriously and work diligently to rectify any unsatisfactory experiences. We hope you give us a chance in the future to show you how great our hotel is.

Sincerely,

Orlando A.
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IHGCare
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Madison WI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

The property is right on the harbor, with great views of the marina and Lake Michigan if you can snag a room on that side. If you park in their lot (free) you can walk everywhere you need to go within the few blocks that comprise downtown Port Washington. The interior public areas are looking pretty dated, but the room was acceptable. Everything was clean and functional. We were upgraded to a small suite, which also had a separate shower and whirlpool tub. The bar/restaurant is on the lower level adjacent to the pool rather than off the lobby so it doesn't seem to get much traffic. We stopped by on a Saturday night and it was empty, with a pretty limited menu and beer selection. Staff were very friendly and accommodating.

Room Tip: Choose a lake view room, worth the price
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chicago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

This holiday inn is definitely not as nice as the other ones we have stayed in. The bed was okay but the shower was clogging up. We got a different room, but in that one the window would not open. The hotel needs to be upgraded. We also paid over $110 a night for a room, which is ridiculous considering the location. Avoid if you can, but its ok if you really need to stay in Port Washington. We were doing a bike tour and really needed a place to stay as we had no camping gear.

Room Tip: try to get a view over the harbor, the street can be loud.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Port Washington, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear Irina V,

Thank you for your stay and leaving us feedback. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. I’m sorry you were not fully satisfied with our location. We hope that you give us a chance in the future to show you how great our hotel is.

If there is anything we can do to make your next stay more comfortable, please do not hesitate to ask the Manager on Duty.

Sincerely,

Jaime W
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IHGCare
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

The location makes this older Holiday Inn special and makes it easy to overlook all the little issues you might otherwise complain about in an old hotel. It is situated on Port Washington's harbor on Lake Michigan. Get a lake view room! The views are spectacular. Get up early and walk by the lake. There are amazing sunrise photo opportunities! Skip to hotel food and wander around downtown Port Washington to enjoy the ambiance and dine at one of the local establishments. Port Washington is on our top 5 favorite places list.

Room Tip: Make sure to get a lake view room. The corner suites offer views from 2 sides.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Logan, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

We were in Wisconsin to relocate our son for college. We were looking for a place to stay and saw the Harborview in Port Washington on one of the college websites. What a find! Located right on the harbor in Port Washington within walking distance of all the harbor facilities, restaurants, and attractions. We didn't have an opportunity to try the food at the hotel, because of the parent activities at the University. But there is a wonderful espresso/coffee shop just across the street and several restaurants within walking distance.
We had a room with a beautiful view of the lake and harbor and paid less than you will normally pay for a standard room at a 2-3 star hotel. The room (especially bathroom) was quite spacious, beds very comfortable, and included a refrigerator and soaking tub. Everything was very clean and the staff was pleasant and helpful. We were very happy with the value. We loved Port Washington and the Holiday Inn Harborview - can't wait to go back and watch the sun and moon rise over Lake Michigan!

Room Tip: Get a room with view of the harbor - worth the price!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Holiday Inn Port Washington
Address: 135 East Grand Ave, Port Washington, WI 53074
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Port Washington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Port Washington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Port Washington 3*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Harborview Port Washington Hotel,, located just 20 miles North of downtown Milwaukee on the shore of Lake Michigan. There are no other Wisconsin destinations that can offer the same sort of East-coast, New England-like charm. The Holiday Inn Harborview is one of the few Lake Michigan harbortown hotels in Wisconsin, offering a unique & charming boutique hotel experience. All guests are sure to appreciate the convenience of being adjacent to the Port Washington Marina, downtown shops & boutiques and some of the finest restaurants in the Milwaukee area including our very own Rusty Anchor Saloon & Eatery! For nearby recreation we are one of the only Port Washington, Milwaukee, Cedarburg, Mequon and Grafton area hotels near: charter fishing on Lake Michigan (3 boats on property), Interurban Bike Trail (starts on property), Elkhart Lake Road America and Kohler Wisconsin. In addition, being one of the few Cedarburg area hotels, many guests will take the short 8-mile trip to experience the Cedar Creek Winery & antique shops in historic downtown Cedarburg. For corporate travelers, the hotel is conveniently located near WE Energies Port Washington Power Plant, Concordia University, Charter Steel, SKF, Simplicity, Allen Edmonds, Tecumseh, Leggett & Platt, Columbia St. Mary s and Kleen Test Products. ... more   less 
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